Michael Gerson / Politics

Still in Denial On Ebola

WASHINGTON -- It is such a relief about that Ebola thing. The threat of an American outbreak turned out to be overhyped. A military operation is underway to help those poor Liberians. An Ebola czar (what is his name again?) has been appointed to ...

For GOP, No Victory Lap

WASHINGTON -- On the theory that chickens should not only be counted before they hatch but killed, let us consider the downsides for Republicans of winning both houses of Congress.

This hypothetical now seems the most likely outcome, according to...

Ebola in America

WASHINGTON -- In any health care setting, it is wise to listen to the nurses, who see all. Their reports from Dallas about the initial procedures used in treating Thomas Eric Duncan are appalling. Safety suits with exposed necklines left nurses to...

Confrontation, Not Isolation

WASHINGTON -- The value of American foreign policy conducted by majority vote -- which might have resulted in a Nazi-occupied London -- is once again evident.

In 2013, 52 percent of Americans agreed that their country should "mind its own ...

A Question of Leadership

WASHINGTON -- Disloyal or not, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has delivered a root-and-branch critique of President Obama's approach to the Middle East.

In his new book, "Worthy Fights," and in surrounding interviews, Panetta contends that...

On Ebola, Hard Choices

WASHINGTON -- Here is what officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health have been telling us: America has some Ebola infections (and is likely to see more) but America does not have an Ebola ...